- Food processor, juicer or high-powered blender
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 large head of cauliflower
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup ground almonds or almond powder (I used flax seed)
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of oregano
- 1-2 teaspoons of mixed garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
*Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Take 1/4 cup chia seeds, put into a bowl of 3/4 cups of water and let sit in fridge for 20 mins until it kind of gets goop-like.
While your seeds are soaking, take 1 large head of cauliflower (you’ll need 3 cups of it once it’s blended), chop it up and then place it in a food processor and blend until it’s fine (kind of looks like the pulp that comes out of the back of your juicer. One recipe even suggested “juicing” the cauliflower then using the pulp.)
Once the cauliflower is grounded finely, use a cheesecloth to get as much moisture out of the cauliflower as possible. (*You can also use a clean dish towel if you don’t have a cheesecloth handy).
Take 3/4 cups of ground almonds/almond powder, around 1 and a half tablespoons of oregano, your desired amount of salt and ground black pepper and mix it all in with the cauliflower.
Add 1 egg and 1-2 teaspoons of minced garlic.
Make a hole in the center of your cauliflower mixture and pour in the chia-seed goop. Then get down and dirty with your hands, mixing it all in the shape of a big ball.
Cover a baking tray with parchment paper, lightly spray it with non-stick cooking oil and push the dough into the tray (shape your pizza any way you want. You can even build the ridge around the edges if you want it raised). I kept mine roughly 1/2 an inch thick.
Then place the cauliflower dough in the oven and bake 15-30 minutes. Keep checking on it.
If you’re not doing a crust/ridge, carefully flip it half-way through and bake the other side to ensure it cooks all the way through.
Once the crust is cooked through, pull it out and cover your pizza with sauce and your choice of toppings. Put back in the oven for additional 10-15 minutes, remove and enjoy!
**Pictures of my pizzas after following Alice’s recipe! I used fat-free pizza sauce from Trader Joe’s and feta cheese on both.
Supreme: Artichoke, Broccoli, Chicken Sausage, Olives, Mushrooms and Mediterranean Feta Cheese.